Style Guides, or What I Learned from Being Wrong about the Serial Comma | LOL 057

Published: June 6, 2022, 11 a.m.

This week I share an important lesson I learned from being wrong about the serial comma. I go over the big three style guides used for writing in American English, including the one most important to we novelists—The Chicago Manual of Style. Before that, I share some frustrations I have as a creator on YouTube. I also talk about the merits of appendices in some novels, the singular they, and whether Pluto is a planet.

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